CF: John Akinde
What John needs, is a goal. What John needs, is confidence. He also needs to sit in the dugout when he’s taken off, not on the hoardings picking mud out of his boots, but he’s cutting a frustrated figure and it is sad to see.
I’m not naming him here because I want him to be linked to the fringe players, but because he needs a goal and a confidence boost. He needs to be partnered with Matt Green, if only to prove to people like me, people who don’t see the players train every day, that it won’t work.
I want John Akinde to be a success. I want him to prove those doubters wrong. He might need to score against Scunthorpe reserves to do it, but at least give him and Green and hour. Then bring on Rheady and let him do what he does.
Of course, the obvious choice is to play Rhead and Green from the start which is what I suspect Danny will do, but I would prefer to see this experimental XI given a go.